Elderberry (Sambucus) is a medium to large deciduous shrub or tree composed of about 5 to 20 species in the Caprifoliaceae, or
honeysuckle, family. The American Elderberry usually grows to about 4 meters while its cousins in European areas can grow to a height over 8 meters. Elderberry produces dense thickets. The Elderberry is native to temperate to sub temperate areas such as in Europe, Asia, North Africa and the eastern and northern United States.
Elderberry has many traditional benefits that were enjoyed by people throughout the centuries. Elderberry bears fruits and flowers
that are edible when cooked. Elderberry are used to make tea, wines, jams, cakes, and others. Elderberry leaves and other parts
though considered toxic offers health benefits when used for external purposes.